Daggett Glass Studio

Daggett Glass Studio, Loveland: Address, Phone Number, Daggett Glass Studio Reviews: 3/5

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Sonya
Denver, Colorado, United States3 contributions
Aug 2021
Buyer beware. It's hard to know where to start in reviewing Daggett Glass Studio. The owner, Dan, clearly cares about sharing his craft. Unfortunately, the studio itself and Dan's delivery of the glass-blowing class leaves much to be desired from several key aspects, including safety and basic cleanliness and any semblance of teaching. Concerning the studio: there are large bags of glassblowing materials and tools everywhere in the cluttered space. There is no public restroom or even a sink to wash hands or get a drink of water despite the intense heat in the studio. There is, however, a strong odor of urine or something decaying. One of my fellow students during our lesson is a firefighter and noted several major fire code violations. Concerning the glass-blowing class: there was no lesson. There was no example provided. There are, however, two very hot furnaces into which the student inserts and rotates molten glass on a pipe, and then the student carries the pole and molten glass over to a table where Dan helps to shape the orb while the student blows through the pipe. Dan guides the student by yelling unclear direction and then by derision if the student misunderstands. For example, one of the instructions is "TURN, TURN!," which may mean to either rotate the metal pole with the molten glass on the end, or to remove the pole from the furnace and turn toward Dan so he can shape the glass. I cannot underscore how stressful and unpleasant this experience (that I paid for) was: if you enjoy mind-reading a drill sergeant while surrounded by furnaces and/or waving around molten glass while being berated in front of others, this one's for you. Otherwise, preserve your funds and your self-respect. My group of four didn't even end up returning a few days later to pick up our cooled and dried ornaments because we did not want to engage with Dan again. There is a lot of "student work" in the front of the gallery that is unclaimed, which makes me suspect we weren't the only ones to decide that stepping foot back in that literal hellhole wasn't worth it. Again, buyer beware.
Written September 12, 2021
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okbookwoman
Loveland, CO26 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
My friend and I had a wonderful time at Daggett Glass Studio! Such fun to learn a new skill! Dan Daggett is a very good teacher! He has a "gruff" demeanor, but his directions were clear and precise. The most important purpose of his directions was to ensure the safety of his patrons in a dangerous workshop. The ovens were heated to 2100° F!! Dan's studio was a great place to learn about glass blowing and he was quite a personable guy! He taught us a lot about glass and it's production! NOT a place for little ones, but I would recommend for teens and up!
Written October 21, 2017
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